Parent Information

Welcome Incoming Freshmen Astro Families!  This website is dedicated to helping you navigate through the transition into high school for your student.  There are a wealth of resources that Shepard has to offer your student. We want you to feel a part of the Astro Family.  Please check out the opportunities that we have to help you support your student.  Welcome to Shepard!
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, Community High School District 218 will be providing virtual opportunities for all incoming freshman. Students will have an opportunity to practice the skills needed to be academically, socially, and emotionally successful as they transition into high school.
All opportunities will go live June 29th!


Please be aware that all incoming freshmen will need a current 9th grade physical exam and complete, up-to-date immunization record.  A dental exam is also required.  You may turn these in to the school nurse.  Your child will not be given a class schedule without this health information.  There are no exceptions.   A sport physical will not be accepted in place of a Certificate of Child Examination for school entry.  More information will be forthcoming.  Please call the nurses’ office if you have any questions.  708-371-1111, ext 3780 &/or 3781.

Parent Organizations to Join: Parent Learning Opportunities: Show Your Parent Pride:
Booster Club Parent Academy Astro Spirit Wear
CHSD 218 Education Foundation Parent Eblasts  
Parent Committees Inspire